Just after Skype announced additional coverage and pricing plans that should draw in new customers, this development surely won't.
Skype has just revealed that they don't have any development plans for bringing their popular VoIP technology service to Windows Phone 7. Bummer.
According to the Australian tech site Smarthouse, Dan Neary, Skype's Vice President for the Asia/Pacific region, told attendees at an event in Sydney that they won't be producing any software for the Windows Mobile system set to drop by the holiday season this year.
Instead, they're focusing on projects for the iPhone, iPad and Android-powered mobile devices. Why the lack of love for Microsoft? A recent fall-out, perhaps? No one is sure, but Neary seemed "hesitant" to offer more details. There's probably more to this, so stay tuned.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, it seems that this situation was taken out of context, and future Windows Phone 7 users might actually get access to Skype on their mobile devices. Neary actually said, according to Mobile Tech World that Skype app for Windows Mobile “is on the roadmap, the question is how quickly we’re going to get to it." No timeline still, but good news.